The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for MS Excel skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited MS Excel over the 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Office Excel
UK / England
Rank 33 31 26
Rank change year-on-year -2 -5  
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 2369 2836 3090
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 5.74% 5.78% 6.39%
As % of the Applications category 53.63% 53.28% 52.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1440 1706 1741
Median daily rate £375 £358 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.89% +2.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £156 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £342 £325
% change year-on-year -0.58% +5.23%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 230 267
Median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £14.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.06% +10.55%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.12 £10.65 £10.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £35.00 £28.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year -12.12% +17.85%  

MS Excel is in the software application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 4417 5323 5910
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 10.71% 10.85% 12.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2637 3200 3255
Median daily rate £355 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.42% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £175 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +1.51% +1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 422 449 583
Median hourly rate £16.25 £16.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.51% +10.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £10.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.48 £40.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.30 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -7.30% +13.79%  

MS Excel
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing MS Excel as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for MS Excel in England

MS Excel
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing MS Excel in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for MS Excel in England

MS Excel
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MS Excel in England over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MS Excel in England

MS Excel
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MS Excel in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for MS Excel in England

MS Excel
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing MS Excel in England over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for MS Excel in England

MS Excel
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Excel within the England region over the 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -3 980 £420 +10.52% 298
South East -1 521 £351 +0.35% 194
East of England -5 157 £300 -18.91% 80
West Midlands +10 154 £323 -18.35% 68
South West +7 153 £338 +3.84% 79
North West -5 132 £348 -13.12% 107
Yorkshire -8 122 £356 +11.32% 82
East Midlands -3 81 £350 +16.66% 41
North East +14 57 £350 +6.06% 16
Midlands +10 10 £350 +40.00%
MS Excel
UK

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MS Excel also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for MS Excel.

1 3187 (65.74%) Microsoft
2 1449 (29.89%) MS Office
3 1281 (26.42%) Windows
4 1157 (23.87%) Finance
5 1045 (21.56%) SQL
6 976 (20.13%) SQL Server
7 841 (17.35%) MS PowerPoint
8 785 (16.19%) Agile Software Development
9 771 (15.90%) Active Directory
10 769 (15.86%) Analytical Skills
11 734 (15.14%) Project Management
12 645 (13.30%) MS Project
13 637 (13.14%) Security Cleared
14 631 (13.02%) ITIL
15 576 (11.88%) SharePoint
16 518 (10.68%) .NET
17 494 (10.19%) Stakeholder Management
18 460 (9.49%) Degree
19 458 (9.45%) Business Intelligence
20 447 (9.22%) MS Visio
21 444 (9.16%) C#
22 435 (8.97%) PRINCE2
23 427 (8.81%) Oracle
24 422 (8.70%) Migration
25 414 (8.54%) SC Cleared
26 406 (8.37%) CRM
27 392 (8.09%) Windows Server
28 367 (7.57%) Microsoft Azure
29 361 (7.45%) Banking
30 356 (7.34%) PMO

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 576 (11.88%) SharePoint
2 219 (4.52%) MS Exchange
3 154 (3.18%) Skype for Business
4 96 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2010
4 96 (1.98%) IIS
5 90 (1.86%) BizTalk Server
6 82 (1.69%) SharePoint 2013
7 67 (1.38%) SAS
8 56 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2013
8 56 (1.16%) WebSphere
9 53 (1.09%) SharePoint 2010
10 46 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2007
11 44 (0.91%) Confluence
12 42 (0.87%) CMS
13 37 (0.76%) IBM Notes
14 34 (0.70%) Tomcat
15 31 (0.64%) Apache
16 29 (0.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 27 (0.56%) MS Project Server
18 20 (0.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1449 (29.89%) MS Office
2 841 (17.35%) MS PowerPoint
3 645 (13.30%) MS Project
4 447 (9.22%) MS Visio
5 106 (2.19%) Spreadsheet
6 21 (0.43%) Photoshop
7 16 (0.33%) InfoPath
8 15 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
9 13 (0.27%) AutoCAD
9 13 (0.27%) SPSS
10 8 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 7 (0.14%) Open Workbench
12 4 (0.083%) Acrobat
12 4 (0.083%) InDesign
13 3 (0.062%) Adobe Captivate
14 2 (0.041%) Camtasia
14 2 (0.041%) Revit
14 2 (0.041%) SPSS Modeler
15 1 (0.021%) InVision
15 1 (0.021%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 312 (6.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 59 (1.22%) Dynamics AX
3 53 (1.09%) Dynamics NAV
4 32 (0.66%) Oracle EBS
5 17 (0.35%) Oracle EBS R12
6 16 (0.33%) Oracle ERP
7 15 (0.31%) Primavera
8 13 (0.27%) Adobe Campaign
8 13 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
9 12 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 10 (0.21%) CA PPM
10 10 (0.21%) FastStats
10 10 (0.21%) WebTrends
11 9 (0.19%) Eloqua
11 9 (0.19%) Unica
12 8 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
12 8 (0.17%) Oracle Receivables
12 8 (0.17%) SAP BPC
13 7 (0.14%) Dynamics GP
14 6 (0.12%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 367 (7.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 350 (7.22%) Office 365
3 103 (2.12%) IaaS
3 103 (2.12%) SaaS
4 91 (1.88%) Amazon AWS
4 91 (1.88%) PaaS
5 52 (1.07%) Yammer
6 30 (0.62%) Azure Active Directory
7 28 (0.58%) OneDrive
8 26 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
9 17 (0.35%) Google Analytics
9 17 (0.35%) SuccessFactors
10 13 (0.27%) Adobe Analytics
11 11 (0.23%) GitHub
12 10 (0.21%) Google Tag Manager
13 7 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
13 7 (0.14%) G Suite
14 5 (0.10%) Amazon ELB
14 5 (0.10%) Google Drive
14 5 (0.10%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 180 (3.71%) DNS
2 157 (3.24%) Firewall
3 139 (2.87%) LAN
4 133 (2.74%) WAN
5 127 (2.62%) TCP/IP
6 111 (2.29%) DHCP
7 100 (2.06%) Internet
8 92 (1.90%) VPN
9 91 (1.88%) Skype
10 83 (1.71%) SAN
11 68 (1.40%) Wi-Fi
12 65 (1.34%) Wireless
13 57 (1.18%) VoIP
14 47 (0.97%) Network Security
15 46 (0.95%) HTTP
16 44 (0.91%) LTE
16 44 (0.91%) NAS
17 36 (0.74%) VoLTE
18 28 (0.58%) Remote Desktop
19 26 (0.54%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 976 (20.13%) SQL Server
2 329 (6.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 315 (6.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 205 (4.23%) Data Warehouse
5 198 (4.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 193 (3.98%) SQL Server 2008
7 167 (3.44%) MS Access
8 149 (3.07%) SQL Server 2012
9 121 (2.50%) Relational Database
10 96 (1.98%) Power BI
11 77 (1.59%) Oracle Database
12 74 (1.53%) MySQL
13 67 (1.38%) SQL Server 2014
14 61 (1.26%) BusinessObjects
15 60 (1.24%) QlikView
16 59 (1.22%) Oracle Reports
17 51 (1.05%) SQL Server 2005
18 50 (1.03%) Big Data
19 49 (1.01%) Hadoop
20 41 (0.85%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 160 (3.30%) Team Foundation Server
2 158 (3.26%) Visual Studio
3 153 (3.16%) JIRA
4 57 (1.18%) Git (software)
5 42 (0.87%) Jenkins
6 37 (0.76%) Selenium
6 37 (0.76%) Subversion
7 29 (0.60%) TeamCity
8 28 (0.58%) NUnit
8 28 (0.58%) Visual Studio Team System
9 27 (0.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 25 (0.52%) Eclipse
11 22 (0.45%) SpecFlow
12 20 (0.41%) Ant
13 19 (0.39%) Maven
14 17 (0.35%) SoapUI
15 16 (0.33%) Toad
16 14 (0.29%) HP UFT
16 14 (0.29%) Octopus Deploy
17 13 (0.27%) Oracle Forms
General
1 1157 (23.87%) Finance
2 361 (7.45%) Banking
3 254 (5.24%) Telecoms
4 236 (4.87%) Retail
5 154 (3.18%) Legal
6 149 (3.07%) Marketing
7 104 (2.15%) Advertising
8 92 (1.90%) Investment Banking
9 90 (1.86%) Manufacturing
10 81 (1.67%) Law
11 69 (1.42%) Front Office
12 60 (1.24%) Back Office
13 45 (0.93%) Publishing
14 34 (0.70%) Military
15 32 (0.66%) Retail Banking
16 31 (0.64%) Billing
17 30 (0.62%) Corporate Banking
17 30 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
18 27 (0.56%) Electronics
18 27 (0.56%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 1169 (24.11%) Analyst
2 778 (16.05%) Developer
3 311 (6.42%) Project Manager
4 286 (5.90%) Architect
5 281 (5.80%) Consultant
6 229 (4.72%) Business Analyst
7 216 (4.46%) Administrator
8 184 (3.80%) Support Engineer
9 181 (3.73%) Support Analyst
10 173 (3.57%) Data Analyst
11 171 (3.53%) Service Analyst
12 163 (3.36%) .NET Developer
13 154 (3.18%) SQL Developer
14 144 (2.97%) Service Desk Analyst
15 124 (2.56%) IT Support
16 114 (2.35%) 2nd Line Support
17 107 (2.21%) Coordinator
18 105 (2.17%) Business Intelligence Developer
19 97 (2.00%) C# Developer
20 96 (1.98%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 518 (10.68%) .NET
2 225 (4.64%) HTML
3 188 (3.88%) ASP.NET
4 165 (3.40%) CSS
5 159 (3.28%) XML
6 153 (3.16%) Web Services
7 101 (2.08%) .NET Framework
8 89 (1.84%) ASP.NET MVC
9 82 (1.69%) ASP.NET Web API
10 78 (1.61%) WCF
11 73 (1.51%) AngularJS
12 65 (1.34%) jQuery
13 55 (1.13%) COM
13 55 (1.13%) HTML5
14 54 (1.11%) WPF
15 51 (1.05%) Entity Framework
16 43 (0.89%) JSON
16 43 (0.89%) REST
17 39 (0.80%) MDX
17 39 (0.80%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 769 (15.86%) Analytical Skills
2 319 (6.58%) Management Information System
3 184 (3.80%) Data Centre
4 104 (2.15%) Computer Science
5 74 (1.53%) Blackberry
6 70 (1.44%) Driving Licence
7 64 (1.32%) User Experience
8 51 (1.05%) NHS
9 47 (0.97%) Equities
10 43 (0.89%) Fixed Income
11 41 (0.85%) Mobile App
11 41 (0.85%) Smartphone
12 39 (0.80%) e-Learning
13 36 (0.74%) Derivative
14 34 (0.70%) Replication
15 31 (0.64%) Data Structures
16 29 (0.60%) Virtual Team
17 28 (0.58%) Private Cloud
17 28 (0.58%) Tandem
18 27 (0.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 1281 (26.42%) Windows
2 392 (8.09%) Windows Server
3 330 (6.81%) Windows 7
4 292 (6.02%) Linux
5 224 (4.62%) Windows Server 2008
6 212 (4.37%) Windows Server 2012
7 195 (4.02%) Unix
8 159 (3.28%) Windows 10
9 123 (2.54%) Windows XP
10 96 (1.98%) Windows Server 2003
11 90 (1.86%) Windows 8
12 71 (1.46%) Android
13 58 (1.20%) AIX
13 58 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 48 (0.99%) Apple iOS
14 48 (0.99%) Windows 2000
15 36 (0.74%) Mac OS X
16 30 (0.62%) Solaris
17 11 (0.23%) Mac OS
17 11 (0.23%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 785 (16.19%) Agile Software Development
2 734 (15.14%) Project Management
3 631 (13.02%) ITIL
4 494 (10.19%) Stakeholder Management
5 458 (9.45%) Business Intelligence
6 435 (8.97%) PRINCE2
7 422 (8.70%) Migration
8 406 (8.37%) CRM
9 306 (6.31%) Change Management
10 282 (5.82%) Data Analysis
11 251 (5.18%) Service Management
12 220 (4.54%) Analytics
13 212 (4.37%) Data Management
14 211 (4.35%) Scrum
15 199 (4.10%) Data Modelling
16 192 (3.96%) ETL
17 189 (3.90%) SDLC
18 186 (3.84%) Business Analysis
19 185 (3.82%) MVC
20 175 (3.61%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 1045 (21.56%) SQL
2 444 (9.16%) C#
3 251 (5.18%) T-SQL
4 247 (5.09%) JavaScript
5 213 (4.39%) VBA
6 185 (3.82%) PowerShell
7 156 (3.22%) Java
8 151 (3.11%) C
9 118 (2.43%) VB
10 96 (1.98%) Python
11 59 (1.22%) VB.NET
12 55 (1.13%) C++
13 49 (1.01%) Perl
14 45 (0.93%) Shell Script
15 43 (0.89%) R
16 39 (0.80%) VBScript
17 36 (0.74%) PHP
18 28 (0.58%) PL/SQL
19 24 (0.50%) Scala
20 22 (0.45%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 637 (13.14%) Security Cleared
2 460 (9.49%) Degree
3 414 (8.54%) SC Cleared
4 174 (3.59%) Microsoft Certification
5 135 (2.78%) DV Cleared
6 89 (1.84%) MCSE
7 78 (1.61%) PMP
8 73 (1.51%) ITIL Certification
9 61 (1.26%) PMI Certification
10 60 (1.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 59 (1.22%) Cisco Certification
12 58 (1.20%) ISEB
13 41 (0.85%) ISTQB
13 41 (0.85%) MCITP
14 38 (0.78%) MCP
15 32 (0.66%) BPSS Clearance
15 32 (0.66%) CCNA
16 30 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 29 (0.60%) CCNP
18 26 (0.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 356 (7.34%) PMO
2 195 (4.02%) SLA
3 157 (3.24%) QA
4 91 (1.88%) Data Quality
5 40 (0.83%) Disclosure Scotland
6 33 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 28 (0.58%) COBIT
8 22 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 20 (0.41%) JSP 440
10 18 (0.37%) PCI DSS
11 14 (0.29%) MiFID
12 12 (0.25%) ISO27002
13 8 (0.17%) Basel III
14 7 (0.14%) Def Stans
14 7 (0.14%) GDPR
14 7 (0.14%) ISO 9001
14 7 (0.14%) P3O
15 6 (0.12%) EMIR
15 6 (0.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
16 5 (0.10%) CRD IV
System Software
1 771 (15.90%) Active Directory
2 214 (4.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 112 (2.31%) Hyper-V
4 61 (1.26%) vSphere
5 41 (0.85%) XenApp
6 24 (0.50%) Microsoft App-V
6 24 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
7 23 (0.47%) Docker
8 22 (0.45%) Virtual Desktop
8 22 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
9 20 (0.41%) XenDesktop
10 17 (0.35%) NFS
10 17 (0.35%) Virtual Servers
10 17 (0.35%) VMware ESX
11 16 (0.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 14 (0.29%) Oracle RAC
13 12 (0.25%) BitLocker
14 11 (0.23%) Terminal Services
15 10 (0.21%) KVM
15 10 (0.21%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 162 (3.34%) SCCM
2 46 (0.95%) SCOM
3 29 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
4 28 (0.58%) Puppet
5 23 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
6 21 (0.43%) Ansible
7 20 (0.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 17 (0.35%) Backup Exec
8 17 (0.35%) HP SiteScope
8 17 (0.35%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 17 (0.35%) Microsoft Intune
9 16 (0.33%) WSUS
10 14 (0.29%) Nagios
10 14 (0.29%) NetBackup
10 14 (0.29%) vRealize
11 13 (0.27%) WMI
12 11 (0.23%) AirWatch
12 11 (0.23%) Microsoft Clustering
13 10 (0.21%) Oracle RMAN
14 9 (0.19%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 3187 (65.74%) Microsoft
2 427 (8.81%) Oracle
3 326 (6.72%) VMware
4 260 (5.36%) SAP
5 200 (4.13%) Cisco
6 189 (3.90%) Citrix
7 156 (3.22%) HP
8 117 (2.41%) Remedy
9 110 (2.27%) Salesforce.com
10 88 (1.82%) IBM
11 73 (1.51%) Google
12 70 (1.44%) Apple
13 60 (1.24%) Red Hat
14 56 (1.16%) Adobe
14 56 (1.16%) Dell
15 54 (1.11%) ServiceNow
15 54 (1.11%) Tableau
16 49 (1.01%) Sybase
17 43 (0.89%) CheckPoint
18 42 (0.87%) Infor
Farnborough, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £9.00 - £9.45 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
AMS contingency
Posted: 2 days ago
Brentwood, Essex
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £120 - £125 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Montash
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
IntaPeople
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Computer People
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day + experience dependant
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Spring Technology
Posted: 3 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Ebury
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £120 - £150 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £155 - £175 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £320 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Pure Resourcing Solutions
Rate: £10 - £15 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Talent International
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Plan-net
Rate: Competitive rate
Posted: 3 days ago
West Drayton, Middlesex
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £120 - £130 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Cyber Team
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £250 to £270 per day 3 Months initially
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
People Source Consulting
Rate: £330 - £360 per day + flexible working hours
Posted: 2 days ago
Northallerton, North Yorkshire
North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service
Rate: From £33,437 to £35,444 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Uxbridge, Middlesex
PCR
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
Square One Resources
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Marlow, Buckinghamshire
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £18 - £20 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
LA International
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 6 days ago